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En­ter our com­pe­ti­tion and win a three-night stay for two at JA Mana­faru, Mal­dives

Pala­tial in size, in the south-eastern part of the con­ti­nent it’s found on, this build­ing is the largest of its kind. Should you find your­self vis­it­ing to at­tend a hap­pen­ing in one of its 13 halls – there are around 300 events to choose from an­nu­ally – look out for the colour­ful mu­rals on dis­play, which tell tales of the coun­try’s his­tor­i­cal fig­ures and mile­stones. Built in the 20th cen­tury to cel­e­brate the 1,300th an­niver­sary of the des­ti­na­tion it’s lo­cated in, the vast his­tory that sur­rounds this build­ing in­cludes Mon­gol and Ot­toman in­va­sions, lib­er­a­tions and a city that was con­sid­ered a “Third Rome”

cen­turies ago due to its re­li­gious and eco­nomic power. In­side the con­cert halls, you may find your­self shar­ing space with a world-fa­mous crooner – rocker Sting, “God­fa­ther of Soul” James Brown and famed tenor An­drea Bo­celli have all taken to the stage here. The venue also cham­pi­ons lo­cal cul­ture, host­ing an­nual fes­ti­vals that

show­case art, lit­er­a­ture, dance and film. Where are you?


Email your an­swer iden­ti­fy­ing the build­ing, city and coun­try where the pho­to­graph was taken to con­[email protected] and you could win a three-night stay for two at

JA Mana­faru in the Mal­dives

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